Top Czech News Headlines: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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  • Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib proposes that the payment of benefits to Ukrainian refugees and subsidies for their lodging be restricted at the sites that have run out of capacities. Hrib is of the view that the transfer of refugees to places with vacant capacities should be managed in a coordinated way.


  • President Miloš Zeman on Tuesday turned down requests from 11 Czech citizens to join the armed forces of Ukraine, a spokesperson for the head of state said. Mr. Zeman rejected the applications on the recommendation of the Czech Ministry of Defence.


  • A second tent town for refugees from Ukraine will be created in Prague, a Ministry of the Interior spokesperson said on Tuesday. The centre will be erected in the city’s Malešice district within a week and should have a capacity of 150.


  • A recent study conducted by e-learning platform Preply of over 130 European cities across three categories: ‘Education’, ‘Health and Safety’ and ‘Leisure and Lifestyle’, has ranked Prague as the 5th best city to raise children.


  • The Czech government has approved a request to extend by 30 days a state of emergency imposed to help deal with a wave of Ukrainian refugees, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said after a cabinet meeting.

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